Canadian Journal of Cardiology

An Athlete’s Journey Through Cardiovascular Screening: Applying a Nonbinary Approach to Sports Participation/Restriction Using Shared Decision-Making

Published:April 20, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2019.04.013
      Recent data suggest that the prevalence of conditions associated with sudden cardiac death in Canadian athletes is 0.52%.
      • McKinney J.
      • Lithwick D.J.
      • Morrison B.N.
      • et al.
      Detecting underlying cardiovascular disease in young competitive athletes.
      In an effort to standardize cardiovascular athletic screening, Canada’s first recommendations have been established, emphasizing the nonbinary shared decision-making approach to decisions surrounding management and sports participation of at-risk athletes.
      • Johri A.M.
      • Poirier P.
      • Dorian P.
      • et al.
      Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society joint position statement on the cardiovascular screening of competitive athletes.
      Our institution, Queen’s University, recently translated these recommendations into practice,
      • Johri A.M.
      • Grubic N.
      • Kuljic N.
      • et al.
      Translation of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Cardiovascular Screening and Care of Athletes Program into practice.
      during which a high-risk athlete was encountered through our screening program who otherwise would not have been detected.
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